Guide to Washers

Guide to Washers

Washers are multipurpose fasteners that are vital in a variety of applications. In general, washers have two main functions: to distribute the pressure of the nut evenly over a surface without damage, and to ensure that the nut is pressed against a smooth surface to reduce the chances of loosening over time.

Choosing the right washer for the task at hand first requires understanding the overall structure of the different kinds. Check out our fastener type chart:

 

Sources:

https://www.reyher.de/en/download-area/catalogue-fastener-guide

Pub. 1/2018
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